Wardipedia – 26. Ward newsletter

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Making the headlines Introduction Producing a ward newsletter can feel like a daunting amount of work. But it’s a great way of providing your patients, staff and friends and family with up-to-date information, creating a sense of community, involvement and inclusion and having fun. Newsletters can also be creative, showcasing patient artwork, poetry and short […]

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Wardipedia – 60. Ward website

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E-wards Introduction Ideally your hospital/Trust will have a fantastic website – informative, easy to navigate, reassuring, honest, colourful, attractive…. But even if they don’t, it should be possible to set up your own ward website. Well, the easy bit is finding a free DIY website builders such as Weebly. The challenge will be to convince […]

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Wardipedia – 66. Good news

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Media myth-busting Introduction There’s too much inaccurate, unhelpful and stigma-reinforcing stuff in the media about mentally ill people and not nearly enough about their achievements and those of staff whose skill and commitment contribute to these. The good news is that ward staff can help change public opinion about mental illness and about inpatient care! […]

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